cack-handed

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cack-handed

1. Unskilled or clumsy with one's hands. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. No, I'm too cack-handed to repair that delicate figurine.
2. Inept in one's personal interactions. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Tommy is so cack-handed that he'll never be able to mediate this situation.
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Ministers liked the end of tyranny and a return to Cabinet government which resulted from her losing her majority in a cackhanded election campaign.
And the cackhanded coup they launched last week was the worst of all worlds.
And while cooking on the embers is encouraged, there's also a restaurant on site for those cackhanded cowhands who can't rustle up a meal on the range.
It's interesting that Project Fear failed to work in the London mayoral election, though my guess is that that failure was mostly down to the cackhanded nature of Zac Goldsmith's dog whistle campaign, aided and abetted by that man Boris).
Simon Kenny, chairman of Harbottle Parish Council, described the decision to close the service as "a ham-fisted, cackhanded way to go about things that got everybody's backs up".
Jordan Coleman aka Boswell, 19, knew the victim and was living next door to her with his girlfriend when he and his mates hatched the cackhanded scheme.
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls branded the week's events a "catastrophe for Britain and the British national interest", adding: "I've never seen a negotiation so cackhanded.
There are many significantly more worthy causes for mass action than a display of cackhanded commentating that veered between comical and risible on what was a very strange Sunday morning indeed.
It is a cackhanded attempt to draw attention away from their failure to get growth going.
His cackhanded attempt at making a giant cupcake was hilarious.
I write this as someone who backed the bid to be European Capital of Culture with huge enthusiasm, passionately believed Birmingham should have won and felt personally let down by the city's cack-handed bid (not so cackhanded as to prevent the leader of the successful Liverpool bid telling people in the last few days of the competition that Birmingham was going to win).
Moves in the transfer market this January are crucial and must be less cackhanded than in the summer.
Iain Duncan Smith, the cackhanded executioner, now goes off on his holidays with the epithets ``cowardly'', ``character assassination'' and ``vendettas'' ringing in his ears.
Mr Corbyn was giving his first newspaper interview since a cackhanded coup to topple him began two weeks ago.
Injustice And the groundwork for it was so cackhanded the Conservatives did not even realise there were not enough smaller properties for victims to move into.